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Wisdom from Dr Seuss

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Isn’t it odd that the messages contained in books read to us as children don’t fully make sense to us until we are adults…when we actually think about them! “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”. This quote from Dr Seuss and the attached picture are …

Last weekend (Jan 29-30) I went to Tasmania to conduct a golf camp at Royal Hobart Golf Club for the best of the players in the state. The support team included Ryan Lumsden (a biomechanist, specialising in 3 dimensional movement in the golf swing) and Ramsay McMaster (a physiotherapist with extensive and successful experience with Australian and international professional and …

Lou Holtz, a famous US college football coach known for his wit and philosophical comments considers three questions which are central to his personal thoughts about being successful with people.  If the answer to all three of these questions is ‘yes’ then he is convinced that success is inevitable. The questions are 1.       Can people trust me to do what’s …

Unnecessary body movement only complicates the golf swing. This drill shows how you can monitor body movement using your shadow to ensure your pivot is both centred and powerful.

Shot Routine

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The shot routine is one of three routines associated with playing each golf shot.  This one is usually called the pre-shot routine and is often considered the only one.  The three routines are the decision routine (selecting club, shot type and target), shot routine (from standing behind the ball to hitting the ball) and the post-shot routine (responses to good …

Here is a short video which explains the key points about how to hold the club correctly.   In the video clip Peter explains that making a change to your grip creates some short-term discomfort, however you will soon love the quality of shots you are able to create from a good grip.

Mindsets

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“If you want to succeed, you need to keep your mind on the job.” Who hasn’t heard this piece of advice?  So what is the way to have your mind on the job properly?  There are three rules about mindset which highlight differences between those who succeed and those who don’t. Carol Dweck, a professor at Stanford University has studied …

Focus and Improve

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Imagine you enter a room of wonders, but the light is switched off.  In your hand you have a torch with a concentrated beam. You turn it on and look to see that it lights up a monster.  You get a fright and then move the torch to light up something else.  This time it shines on a big dog. …

The golfing wilderness is a lonely place for any golfer at any time.  More so when the player experiencing difficulties is a public figure.  Often the player faces the mental dilemma regarding their golf swing as to which coach to consult to change their fortunes. This is a situation faced by all golfers at some point. “I just want my …

We set goals, make plans to achieve them and then take action…we are out of the starting gate.  Supercharging this effort by having a strong intention of achieving your goals is what separates a lot of wishful thinking from results. Being intentional in your actions breaks through stuck states and apathy, allows us to delay gratification and can even make …